Serge Aurier - A risk that Tottenham shouldn't have taken

Serge Aurier - A risk that Tottenham shouldn't have taken

Tottenham were excellent in their Champions League first leg draw against Juventus, as they came from 2-0 down in Turin. The majority of the players left Italy with their reputations enhanced, all except Serge Aurier who struggled again. The right-back was selected to start the match ahead of Kieran Trippier and it was a decision that the majority of people agreed with. The Ivory Coast international has all the tools to become one of the best full-backs in the world, …
FC Porto Vs Liverpool Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

FC Porto Vs Liverpool Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

After a short winter break, the UEFA Champions League returns this week and alongside the marquee fixture of PSG vs Real Madrid, we will see two teams that have relatively outperformed in their groups face each other. In this first leg, FC Porto will host Liverpool at the Estádio do Dragão on Wednesday night. Porto had a very open group in the group stages and they beat quite long odds to reach the knockout stages. Having beaten the likes of …
Juventus vs Tottenham Preview | Champions League

Juventus vs Tottenham Preview | Champions League

The Champions League returns this week and there are five English teams that remain in the competition. Tottenham arguably had the most impressive group stage as they overcame both Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund to finish top, but the struggles of each team since have somewhat tainted that achievement. They have been drawn to face Juventus in the round of 16 and will travel to Italy for the first leg on Tuesday. It is a tough draw as they are …
Why Arsenal must act in the January transfer window

Why Arsenal must act in the January transfer window

Arsenal faced their latest setback under Arsene Wenger as they were knocked out of the FA Cup by Championship club Nottingham Forest. This has been a competition that has brought a lot of success for the Frenchman in recent seasons, but he made wholesale changes and the squad players couldn’t deliver the victory required. There have been some on social media that have suggested it is a blessing in disguise, but it is another example of how the club have …
Liverpool Half Season Review – A Mixed Bag So Far, Needs Improvement

Liverpool Half Season Review – A Mixed Bag So Far, Needs Improvement

One question that gets asked of football fans a lot is “if at the start of the season, your team was offered x points, yth position in the table, and z status, would you have taken it?”. Of course, the x, y, and z change based on the team in question. Many Twitter threads, many Facebook posts, and several fan forums are filled with variants of this question and ensuing discussions. It is indeed a pertinent question to understand how …
Arsenal Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

As the Premier League season approaches the midpoint in game week 19, the title race is effectively over. The most interesting aspect in the top half of the table is the battle between five sides for the second, third, and fourth spots in the table. Two of those five sides will fight it out on Friday night. In a quirk of scheduling, on Friday Arsenal play Liverpool second time in the league, before playing against Crystal Palace even once. Similarly, …
Why Michy Batshuayi needs to push for a January move away from Chelsea

Why Michy Batshuayi needs to push for a January move away from Chelsea

Michy Batshuayi signed for Chelsea with a growing reputation, but he hasn’t been given the opportunities that many expected him to have. The latest snub came on Tuesday as he didn’t start, despite the absence of Alvaro Morata. Antonio Conte opted for Eden Hazard as a lone striker and his Belgian team-mate had to make do with a cameo from the bench. When he signed from Marseille, he was young and could spend some time operating in a lesser role. …
Manchester United v Manchester City: Preview, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United v Manchester City: Preview, Stats & Key Men

The 175th Manchester derby is upon us and it could just be the most important fixture these two sides have had in the Premier League since December 2012. Manchester United have been phenomenal at home. There's been question marks early on as to whether the Portuguese could ever really imprint his style on Man United but with a 40 game unbeaten streak at home that stretches back to September 2016 (a club record), Mourinho has quite evidently answered it in …
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